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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Set MS_ACTIVE in isofs_fill_super()
On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 02:26:59PM -0800, Russ Weight wrote:
> isofs_fill_super() is called by get_sb_bdev(), which is in the generic
> filesystem code. get_sb_bdev() receives a pointer as a parameter when it
> is called from isofs_get_sb(). To make a change in get_sb_bdev() would
> be to affect many (all?) filesystems. This may be the right thing to do
> - although it seems a little heavy-weight since the failure hasn't been
> reported in other filesystems.

It probably hasn't been reported in other filesystems because they only
use iput() in the error path if they can't get the dentry for the root
inode, which is probably a fairly rare situation. From what I can see
only isofs seems to intentionally drop the inode to grab another one.


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